KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
February 7, 2020
By Jennifer Miko
Book the sitter or call the grandparents – you deserve a date night! Whether you want sophisticated white tablecloth service, or an intimate dining experience with bold, worldly flavors, these Katy restaurants provide the ingredients for a memorable evening.
8945 South Fry Road
The menu at Pane e Vino delivers the authentic flavors of Italy to Katy. You and your date should carefully plan out your entrees though, so you can sample more of the delicious selections. Although choosing among the homemade ravioli, gnocchi and assorted pastas won’t be easy.
This upscale, casual restaurant features live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Make your reservations for a special date night at Pane e Vino to enjoy modern Italian fare close to home.
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Plan a date night at Perry’s and enjoy the restaurant’s sophisticated dining room, impeccable service, award-winning menu, and impressive wine list. To elevate the dining experience, order Perry’s signature seven-finger-high pork chop or Chateaubriand and watch as the server carves them tableside.
The dessert menu also features mouth-watering treats, including Perry’s Nutty d’Angelo, Baked Alaska for Two or Bananas Foster, also prepared at your table.
1520 South Mason Road
Owner Chef Casey Castro personally welcomes guests to his Mason Road restaurant like he’s greeting members of his family. The intimate restaurant features dishes with exciting flavors inspired by the rich cuisine of Latin America and Southern Africa.
Astor Bar and Grill offers diners a wide selection of prime meats and fresh seafood in their house-made dishes - each one prepared with delicious marinades, seasonings and spices from around the world. You’ll impress your date by taking a special dining journey together without leaving Katy.
6455 South Fry Road
Call ahead to reserve a table in the cozy dining room of DaVinci Ristorante Italiano. Although the extensive menu features delicious, authentic Italian dishes, your server will tempt you with the restaurant’s signature chalkboard listing more daily selections.
The service isn’t rushed at DaVinci’s - meals are prepared to order with fresh ingredients and homemade sauces. Remember to save room for DaVinci’s beautifully plated desserts accompanied by fresh fruit, edible flowers and artfully designed sugar sticks.
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
The décor, the aromas and flavors in Peli Peli quickly transform diners from the Katy suburbs to South Africa. The owners call their restaurant’s concept an “avant-garde blend of world cuisine and distinct cultural communities.”
Patrons to Peli Peli in LaCenterra can savor dishes like the coconut curry chicken and Portuguese meat skewers.
The menu also features small plates, gluten-free and vegan-friendly options prepared with regionally-sourced ingredients.
6734 Westheimer Lakes North Drive
Owners Georgio and Chef Christo Batsios aspire to exceed diners’ expectations at Sapore Ristorante Italiano. They create their dishes with the finest ingredients, meats, seafood and freshest vegetables, served with their homemade pasta and bread.
The well-appointed dining room provides the backdrop for a casual, yet sophisticated date night. Enjoy your evening by sampling all of the courses, and ask your server for the best wines to pair as you taste your way through their tempting menu.
Azul Seafood Tapas
21945 Katy Freeway
Big things come in small packages like inside a restaurant nestled in a shopping plaza. The chef at Azul Seafood Tapas expertly fills this small space with huge flavors.
The variety of sushi and sashimi present a gastro-adventure, but the ingredients assembled for the starters, small dishes and entrees are unlike any restaurant in Katy. Panko-crusted oysters add wonderful texture to the bisque, and fresh fruit flavors complement the ceviche and taco entrees.
You might want to plan several dinner dates at Azul Seafood Tapas to sample everything on their eclectic menu.
Grazia Italian Kitchen
22764 Westheimer Parkway
Grazia, the anchor restaurant in Villagio Town Center, blends traditional Italian food with classic comfort dishes. The restaurant’s casual, yet contemporary style sets the scene for a great date night.
The impressive wood-fired pizza oven takes center stage in the dining room, ready to serve delicious pizzas. But you’ll impress your date by sharing one or two specialty appetizers before the main course - from Chicken Parmigiana to Cajun-dusted mahi mahi served with black truffle lobster risotto. Grazia also has a full bar to pair wine or cocktails with your entrees.
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Date night in Cinco Ranch can include a stroll through the park-like setting of LaCenterra and a visit to a wonderful assortment of shops. At the base of LaCenterra’s signature clock tower, Las Alamedas welcomes guests to dine inside or on the outdoor patio facing one of the shopping center’s open spaces.
At Las Alamedas, you can feast on their creative menu of classic Mexican dishes. Share fajitas for two with your date, or choose from other specialty entrees like enchiladas, tacos and flautas.
2001 Katy Mills Boulevard
For a better-than-casual date night, visit Antonia’s in Katy. The Tuscany-styled décor, mood lighting and knowledgeable staff blend perfectly to deliver a quiet (nae romantic) dinner.
Ask your server to space out your meal so you can savor some of the appetizers before the main course. Antonia’s menu lists classic Italian dishes accompanied by pasta and prepared with rich sauces. Choose from hearty dishes of ravioli and risotto, topped with fresh grated cheese, or select one of the steak or seafood specials.